Normally, your first appointment with us will be a consultation appointment. During this appointment, the NP will perform an exam and review your medical history, explain your diagnosis, discuss treatment options and possible side affects, and answer any questions you may have. If an X-ray is required, it will be taken at this time.
Occasionally procedures such as simple extractions or minor biopsies can be performed at the same visit as the consultation. Typically, a return visit is required. For all patients requiring IV sedation or general anesthesia during their surgery, a consultation appointment with an NP first is mandatory.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A complete list of your current medications and dosages.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the identification card and the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken panoramic x-rays within the past 12 months you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.